Ethical Shopping

Reducing Plastic Waste

Reducing the plastic waste our household produces is something I started doing quite a few years back – originally with my eco-friendly cleaning business, because I was throwing away LOADS of plastic bottles. However, it’s really come into the public eye recently, and people are trying to step up their game in minimising the amount …

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Gluten-free Summer Foods

The UK is currently sweltering. Even in the Lakes, which often manages to find the nearest raincloud, we are slowly melting away! With this in mind, my current office is South-facing. There is no blind on the window, and even a fan is doing not a great lot! I’m struggling to do two things in …

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World Oceans Day 2014

Get Ready for World Oceans Day!  On June 8th 2014, people around the globe will be celebrating this year’s World Oceans Day – this year the theme is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean.” Hundreds of events are planned to help people get involved in solutions for a healthy ocean and society – …

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How to make Damson Gin

September = ripe damsons. Ripe damsons = awesome gin in time for Christmas! I first had a go at this recipe in September 2010, and we cracked open the jar on Christmas Day. From what I can remember, it tasted rather nice. What you will need: Nice generous bowl of damsons (mine are straight off …

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Ethical Shopping on the Increase

A quarter of UK consumers now say they would choose the environmentally friendly, ethical, organic or Fairtrade option when going shopping. Despite income struggles, those surveyed were three times more likely to shop ethical than in 2011 – even if the products they bought cost more than their un-friendly counterparts.